Sensory

  • Trend Brief: Spicy Flavors

    Many brands are adopting well-known spicy flavors to their lineup, as consumers seek comfort in familiar flavors and food applications. These consumers want to add heat to their expanding adventurous palate, but want the comfort of familiar pepper flavors. Trending spicy flavors include jalapeno, chipotle, habanero, sriracha, wasabi and chili, among others. Keep reading to […]

  • Updated Food Trends for 2020

    Events of 2020 altered the global food landscape in ways no one could have predicted, from food production to the global supply chain and consumer eating habits. Kalsec trend experts adapted our view of the food industry landscape and are considering how market trends and consumer preferences have changed. Drawing on insight from food manufacturers, […]

  • Acerola Extract for Meat Protection

    Acerola has been increasingly used in food products as a clean label ingredient to provide nutrition as well as functionality. From 2017 to 2019, over two hundred new products were launched globally that use acerola extract in their formulation, among which, meat products are a major application (Mintel, 2020). The acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) tree […]

  • Trend Brief: Classic Flavors

    As consumers face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a resurgence of interest in flavors that are familiar. This means a renewed interest in classic flavors for each region of the world like garlic, onion, teriyaki and Sichuan. Consumers are looking for comfort and convenience, and food is a source where they […]

  • Rosemary Extract Origins

    Kalsec has been a pioneer in extracting rosemary for its naturally occurring flavor and powerful antioxidant components for over three decades. As farmers, we know that crops can change drastically in the blink of an eye. That is why not only do we grow our own vertically-integrated rosemary in Texas for our rosemary extract, but […]

  • Beer Sensory Expertise

    KalsecĀ® application scientists and flavor chemists are experts at creating special flavor and aroma characteristics by blending hop oils with other natural flavors. Our team of hop and flavor chemists and hop applications scientists combine hop oil fractions into unique Kalsec blended hop aroma and flavor extracts. As part of our sensory expertise, Kalsec’s beer […]

  • Trend Brief: Savory Snacking

    Savory snacks are not a new trend in the snack space. Consumers enjoy a break from sugary snacks – but how are savory snacks evolving? Many savory snacking trends point to increased heat levels and specific pepper flavors as the top trend for this category. We are also seeing an increase in functional snacking with […]

  • Trend Brief: Pick Your Protein

    Both animal- and plant-based proteins have earned loyal followers, and these groups have strong opinions about protein choices. The reasoning for protein choice is often personal, and studies have found links to curiosity, taste, environmental and health concerns as motivators. Do you prefer a choice cut of steak, or are you looking for ways to […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2020

    Kalsec 2020 Food Trend Predictions The trend experts at Kalsec carefully reviewed 20 of the top food trend prediction lists below and analyzed research to predict five trends that we expect to see in 2020. From connecting with consumers to authentic global flavors – we expect 2020 to be a year of innovation and meaningfulness, […]

  • White Paper: Stabilizing Nuts and Seeds – Clean Label Solutions

    Improve Oxidative Stability of Nuts and Seeds How can you address malodors in nuts and seeds to prevent oxidative rancidity? Stabilizing nuts is challenging due to their high fat content, as well as their high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). These high-fat properties accelerate the oxidation of nuts and nut-containing foods, leading to rancid […]